Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
The junta charged Japanese journalist Toru Kubota with encouraging dissent against the military and breaching immigration laws.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
Kyiv said it was forced to abandon territories deemed defensive positions as Russian forces gear up for new offensive in the south.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
Taiwan's defense ministry detected 66 warplanes and 14 warships conducting activities in the Strait over the weekend.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss may fast-track her plan to introduce tax cuts should she win the race in September.
China-Taiwan conflict: Chinese soldiers carry out beach invasion drills as tensions remain
The situation between Taiwan and China has sparked concerns that it may lead to a military conflict that could potentially involve other countries. Recently, a video of Chinese troops carrying out beach invasion drills sparked further concern of a possible military invasion into the island nation.
The People’s Liberation Army Daily shared a video of its troops carrying out a military exercise on the beach on the Chinese social media platform Weibo Monday. The video showed the soldiers storming the beach in a mock invasion of the area. The video footage also comes as tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated in recent months. China regards Taiwan as a breakaway province and has vowed to reunify the island nation with the mainland, possibly through military means.
However, Taiwan’s democratic government has resisted Beijing’s pressure campaign to get the nation to submit to the mainland’s sovereignty. In the video footage, the soldiers were also seen cutting through barbed wire and moving through other obstacles before digging trenches. The video also showed the soldiers in a combat simulation in a forest. Despite the possible military means of invading the island nation, Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that reunification would be done peacefully and must be fulfilled.
Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen also recently took a formal stance against the pressure from Beijing and has warned the nation of the consequences should China succeed in taking control of the democratically-ruled island. Some experts have said that China is still considering a military invasion of Taiwan.
Taiwanese officials have also warned that China is already capable of carrying out an invasion on the island nation. According to China expert Isabel Hilton, China has held back on a full-scale invasion out of fear of how the US may respond. Hilton explained that whether China would ultimately invade Taiwan would also depend on the military relationship between the island nation and the US.
“It rests on a strategic ambiguity which has been maintained ever since the United States switched its democratic recognition from Taiwan to the People’s Republic,” said Hilton, who cited that the arms treaty between the US and Taiwan was where the ambiguity of the US would be stemming from.